Amanda Preece, the ex-girlfriend of suspected child snatcher Craig Ross has revealed that Craig kidnapped Charlotte Sena and held her for ransom in a sick bid to get hold of Patrick Sena, her late grandfather’s fortune.
Charlotte’s grandfather, Patrick Sena, had successfully sued the small town of Greenfield, New York in 1998 for a sledding accident and was awarded $2.2 million, the Daily Mail first reported.
He died in 2015.
Ross’ former partner, 33-year-old Amanda Preece, told the outlet she believes that Ross demanded $50,000 from the Senas because he knew about the settlement money — as it was common knowledge among many residents living in the Saratoga area.
“I think that’s why he held her ransom, he was hoping to get some of the money because he’s struggling financially,” she said.
“That kind of money would set him up for around four or five years.”
“He’s never wanted to work. He’s always wanted to find people to mooch off of whether it be girlfriends or making his mother feel bad because his MS is so bad,” she added, referencing his multiple sclerosis.
Ross had reportedly fallen behind on tax payments for a property less than two miles from Charlotte’s home, forcing him to move back onto his mother’s property where he lived in the trailer.
Preece said that Ross was “evil” and believes he followed Charlotte and her family, planning the snatching for some time.